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There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Glasgow Central

$165 - $290

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow National Express

$24 - $35

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Train TransPennine Express  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$134 - $203

Drive  •  4h 44m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Glasgow 292.2 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh  •  3h 8m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$52 - $225

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow  •  3h 2m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$46 - $202

Fly Birmingham to Aberdeen  •  3h 20m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHX - ABZ

$53 - $193

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$77 - $231

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$96 - $258

Fly Birmingham to Inverness  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

$62 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 3h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Glasgow Central via Wolverhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Birmingham and Scotland is 312 miles. The road distance is 292.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs £120 - £230.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Birmingham to Scotland, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Wolverhampton station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to train which takes 5h and costs £120 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £24 and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £180 and takes 3h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 312.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to Glasgow every 4 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $250 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Glasgow 5 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 6h 25m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Scotland is 292 miles. It takes approximately 4h 44m to drive from Birmingham to Scotland.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8m and costs £2 - £29.

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